Independent ethical brand Ian Snow has been awarded prestigious gold and bronze medals at the 2021 Global Good Awards, designed to celebrate the continuing commitment by businesses to act responsibly and to support people, the planet and the economy.
The company was awarded a gold medal in the category Waste Reduction and Minimalisation category, (alongside DPD), a category rewarding organisations that have shown innovation and creativity in reducing and minimising waste across all key aspects of their activities.
In addition, Ian Snow was awarded joint bronze in the Global Good SME of the Year category, an award aimed at established, responsible small businesses or enterprises of less than
250 employees, that operate with effective, comprehensive and purpose-driven responsible business in mind.
The brand was also honoured to be nominated as a finalist in the COVID Crisis Champions category for their efforts in response to the March, 2020 lockdown in India, where Ian Snow fundraised and donated over £40,000, equating to over 200,000 meals for five makeshift kitchens in Jaipur to help communities in need of support when their means of making a living was taken away.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved a gold and bronze awards and a finalist position alongside such huge brand names as DPD, ITV, NatWest and Santander, across three very prestigious categories,” comments Daisy Snow, director, Ian Snow.
“It’s really fantastic to have the work we do as a smaller brand recognised in a global award like this, especially by one which is really highly regarded, and holds such strict environmental and ethical benchmarks. I’m really proud of how our business runs and operates and hope awards like this can inspire other businesses to try to genuinely operate in a cleaner way, for the right reasons not just because it’s in fashion.”
Ian Snow is a family-owned, ethical brand based in Devon, which sources ethically produced, handmade items from around the world, to include homeware, jewellery and apparel.
The business runs out of a sustainable farm, with wind and solar power and rainwater harvesting. All products are regularly tested to make sure they are made without harmful chemicals or dyes and are shipped to the UK by sea, rather than air to reduce the impact on the planet.
Top: The team from Ian Snow with the company’s gold award in the Waste Reduction and Minimalisation category at the Global Good Awards.